Make Every Day Earth Day
Celebrate the Earth every day with little changes at home.
This week, people around the world celebrated Earth Day. But you don't have to confine caring for the Earth to one day a year. There are plenty of activities that can be done to help the Earth.
The Three "Rs"
Keeping items that can be reused or broken down into their core materials out of the landfill can be helpful to the planet. Since around the mid-1970s, the slogan "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" has been used to remind consumers to try to keep items out of the garbage that don't need to be there. Here are some great ways to practice reducing, reusing, and recycling in your everyday life.
Cut back on how many single-use items you purchase and use. Rather than sandwich bags, reusable silicon bags and hard plastic containers are better choices. You can also use butcher paper or wax paper to wrap your lunch.
Reusing items is one of the easiest ways to keep things out of the landfill. Start with reusable shopping bags. This is an easy way to cut down on the amount of plastic injuring our land. You can also reuse glass jars for many purposes. Plastic containers like milk cartons can be repurposed as scoops, weights, and more.
Many municipalities have added recycling to managing the waste in their town. In neighborhoods where recycling is promoted, bins are provided to recycle glass, aluminum, and plastic. Check with your waste management provider for recycling bins and instructions for recycling.
The ultimate in reusing is visiting your local thrift shop. Clothes, linens, furniture, toys, books, kitchen needs, and more are all available in thrift stores. Look here for something before buying new. When you're finished with something, let it go to a thrift store to support others in your community.
Save the Trees
Cut back on the amount of paper you use by going paperless. All your bills, your taxes, and just about anything you print can be in digital form.
Especially if you own your home or have a garden plot, composting is the best way to handle food waste. Your used coffee grounds can even be recycled.
When you choose organic, no chemicals or harmful pesticides are used in the farming practice. It's better for the land, for the farmers, and for the consumer.
Celebrate Earth Day everyday.